Longtime general aviation advocate and Ontario Ninety-Nines member Robin Hadfield has been elected as a director on the international board of directors of the Ninety-Nines. It’s the first time in 30 years that someone from outside the U.S. has been elected to the international board and only the second time in the group’s 90-year history.

Hadfield was also elected governor of the group’s East Canada Section.

The Ninety-Nines has about 6,000 members in 44 countries that “promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support while honouring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.” It’s active across Canada organizing flying events and providing scholarships.